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Cape Cornwall

Cape Cornwall & Golf Club

Cape Cornwall is the only cape in the UK and was once considered to be the most westerly point in Cornwall. With the beautiful Priests Cove and its natural rock swimming pool at low tide. The sunsets here are simply stunning.

Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Tin mine

Nearby in Pendeen, this museum tells all the history of the local area, a fascinating place to visit and to understand life in West Cornwall.

Botallack mines

Botallack

Its amazing to see where these mine buildings were built with the mine shafts running many fathoms below the sea bed out to sea, the miners would know when there were rough seas when the could hear the boulders crashing above them. There are fabulous walks taking in the rugged scenery and sea views.

Pendeen lighthouse

Pendeen Lighthouse

Designed by Trinity House and buit in 1900 then automated in 1995, you can tour the lighthouse and see how this historic building has saved lives over the years. There are also some lovely walks and with stunning scenerey around the site.

St Ives

St Ives

A lovely town which has just about everything, lots of beaches, a pretty working harbour and there are many interesting places in amongst the winding cobbled streets, fudge shops, pasty shops, galleries. Also home to the Tate gallery, Hepworth museum, Lifeboat station. The long Porthmeor beach is famous for its surfing.

Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay

Situated next to St.Ives, Cabis bay offers beautiful golden beaches with a really tropical feel. There is a lovely cafe just next to the beach and its a wonderful place to spend the day relaxing on the sand and maybe dipping your toes in the water.

Sennen Beach

Sennen Beach

A stunning, long sandy beach, when the tide is out the sand goes on for what seems miles, a perfect place for a day on the beach and a popular location for surfers. There is also the Sennen lifeboat station and a few cafes. The restaurant overlooking the beach is the perfect place to sit and watch the incredible sunsets in the evening.

Lands End

Lands End

The most westerly point in the English mainland and a popular tourist attraction. There are spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and there is a small theme park to keep young ones occupied incorporating a 'Dr Who up close' exhibition. Right next to Lands End is the 200 year old Greeb farm where you can meet the animals.

Minack Theatre

Minack Theatre

Cornwall's Theatre under the stars perched on the cliff next to Porthcurno. The theatre is open all year round with performances mainly in the summer months, with a small number of pre-season events scheduled in late spring. An incredible place built by a determined lady who continued to work on it into her nineties.

Porthcurno

Porthcurno

A beautiful beach with turquoise waters that alone is enough to make you want to visit but also where the telegraph museum is. The Victorians laid cables which went all over the world from this quiet beach.

Lamorna Cove

Lamorna Cove

Winding down through the leafy valley to Lamorna cove is pretty in itself, when you arrive there is a tiny harbour where you can sit and watch the waves, watch out for the seals sunbathing in the water. There is a lovely cafe and shop.

Penzance

Penzance

Penzance (which gets its name from the Cornish language "Pen Sans" meaning Holy Headland) is the centre of the regional district of Penwith. It has a large harbour, many shopping facilities and the heliport.

St Michaels Mount

St Michaels Mount

Located just off the coast of Marazion near Penzance, St Michaels Mount is a small island with a 15th century chapel and castle that is the official residence of Lord St Levan. It is can be accessed at low tide by walking across the causeway.

Cot Valley

Cot Valley

Just under a mile from St Just, Cot Valley is a beautiful unspoilt sub tropical valley leading to Porth Nanven Cove. With fantastic rounded boulders and when the tide is out there are small sandy beaches which allow dogs all year round. The valley is famous as a bird watching venue with many rare sightings, and the coastal path passes through the valley, if you wish to drive there is parking for about ten cars.

Mousehole harbour

Mousehole

The lovely small fishing harbour of Mousehole is famous for its lights at Christmas but all year round it is a real treat to visit with its narrow streets and historic houses. When the tide is out there is a lovely sheltered sandy beach and there are delightful shops to look around and places to eat, or you could just sit on the harbour wall with an ice cream.

Newlyn Harbour

Newlyn

This is a busy working harbour, one of the largest fishing fleets in the country with over 40 acres of harbour and abustling fish market where there are plenty of fresh fish and shell fish available to buy. Every August bankholiday the Newlyn Fish Festival takes place, a wonderful event with a sea theme.

The Merry Maidens

The Merry Maidens

The Merry Maidens are also know as Dans Maen which means Dancing Stones in Cornish. They are one of the few true stone circles in Cornwall being perfectly circular. They are sited near St Buryan and well worth a visit to soak in the historic atmosphere.

 

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